We had the privilege of presenting this week at the Open Source Summit Europe (formerly LinuxCon) in lovely Edinburgh, Scotland this week. Our founder Erik Riedel presented together with Lauri Apple from Workday on collaboration in open source - discussing specific techniques and approaches to improve collaboration and interaction in teams and in communities. So incredibly relevant in the fast-paced landscape of technology today.
We were nervous, but we also tried two short audience participation tasks that went even better than we could have imagined - a Mindfulness Minute of silent audience focus, and a chance to introduce yourself to an audience “colleague” and establish a rapport. The exercise went so well that we had trouble re-focusing the audience on the final wrap-up slides! Talk slides are available here.
There were so many other great technology talks and presentations, including event design, developer relations, community leverage, ally behavior and advice, technology outreach, and so many more. For photos and key points, please look at the twitter search:
The city of Edinburgh also provided an excellent venue, with a mix of sun and #clouds but an ambient temperature above what it would have been if we had stayed in Boston.